Joel M. Lamon, M.D., F.A.C.P.

The specialty is the whole body. Attention is paid to continuity of care and outcomes assessments.

Dr. Lamon


Medical Oncology


Internal Medicine


Education: Johns Hopkins University, University of Southern California

Residency: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center/Parkland Hospital

Fellowships: National Cancer Institute and Scripps Clinic


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About Dr. Joel Lamon

Dr. Joel Lamon is a native San Diegan and a Hoover High School graduate. He received his B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and his M.D. from the University of Southern California.

Dr. Lamon’s postdoctoral training was at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center/Parkland Hospital (internship and residency in internal medicine). Following internal medicine training, he served in The U.S. Public Health Service at the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Lamon’s fellowship training in hematology and medical oncology was at the National Cancer Institute and Scripps Clinic. He is board-certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology.

Following four years on the staff of Scripps Clinic, he established his specialty practice in Escondido and Poway. He has been on the medical staffs of Palomar and Pomerado hospitals for 27 years.

Affiliations include Fellow of the American College of Physicians (F.A.C.P.), membership in the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology. He is chairman of the Cancer Committee of the Palomar Health System and has participated with the San Diego County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.

Dr. Lamon is married and has three grown children. In his free time, he likes gardening and playing golf. His favorite quote is: “Not everything that is counted counts and not everything that counts can be counted.” (Albert Einstein). However, his children will tell you that it is: “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” (Poor Richard, Benjamin Franklin).

Board certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology


  • American Society of Hematology (ASH)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • Fellow of the American College of Physicians (F.A.C.P.),

Doctor's Blog

Read blog posts written by Dr. Lamon.


"Every time I’d see Dr. Lamon, he’d give me the biggest hug... He’d remind me how much progress I’d made on my journey." – Mellissa, patient
How Dr. Lamon helped Mellissa beat Lymphoma

"He is extremely proficient at pairing the person with the absolute best treatment available. He attacked the situation with an enormous amount of thought and intelligence. Plus, he has a dry and subtle sense of humor that immediately resonated with me."

– Carole, patient
Lung cancer treatment with Dr. Lamon